Chinese Spare Ribs Recipe


Chinese Spare Ribs Recipe

This recipe of Chinese Spare Ribs are prepared 'Hawaiian Style'. They are sweet, sour, savory and delicious, especially when you are sitting under a palm tree, sipping a Mai Tai and watching the sunset. Aloha! ya'll.


  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed and minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 slab of spare ribs cut in half lengthwise
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Glaze For Ribs

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shoyu soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons chili paste sambal oelek, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix all of the glaze ingredients together till well blended and set aside till later.
  • Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix together water. garlic, onion, bay leaves, red pepper flakes, Chinese five-spice, salt and vinegar in a large pot.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 or 20 minutes. Place ribs in broth, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove the ribs from the broth and drain; toss with the reserved glaze to well coat all the ribs.
  • Reserve the excess glaze for brushing on ribs.
  • Transfer the glazed ribs to the prepared baking sheet. Bake ribs for about 15 minutes. Turn the ribs and brush with more glaze. Cook for 15 more minutes.
  • Slice ribs individually and serve.

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